Green Banana (Fig Pap) Porridge
In Dominica, green banana is often referred to as Fig and ripe banana as Bananas. Green banana, grown right here in Dominica, has always been a Dominican favorite and is used in a variety of dishes year round. This Creole season, let’s enjoy a fig dish that will remind us of just how good eating what we grow can be.
Serves 2 persons
- 2 medium green bananas
- 2 ½ cups water
- 1 piece spice
- 1 bay leaf
- 4-5 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
Put spice and bay leaf to boil in the water.
Peel and finely grate or blend bananas.
Whisk the bananas till smooth then add to boiling water.
Stir well and cook until mixture thickens (about 8 minutes). Add milk and sugar. Stir well.
Turn off heat, add vanilla to hot mixture.
Cool slightly then serve in bowls.
Add some raisins, cinnamon or table butter to your porridge to enhance its flavor.
To adjust the sweetness of your porridge, simply add less sugar when cooking or cook it sugarless and sprinkle on some sugar afterwards.
Bet you didn’t know fig could taste this good!